Join a school with a grand vision
We provide an excellent, balanced education in a caring and welcoming environment. We help to develop the full individual. We are currently a small school of roughly 120 pupils, but we are expanding intake over the next 3 years.
FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING
Students receive an emphasis on pastoral care and focus on developing the whole individual: academically, socially, morally and culturally. A happy student is a successful learner!
Our current capacity of 120 is being but we have plans to expand with new buildings over the coming years.
Students get full support from our highly-qualified, experienced teachers. We give 100% commitment to helping students achieve their best and get into top universities.
ISI - March 2020 Full Inspection
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) undertake rigorous quality inspections on independent schools using the same Department of Education framework as Ofsted. Bales is a member of the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA). ISI conducted an Educational Quality Inspection in March 2020. Comments from inspectors included the following:
“Pupils are proud of being part of the school and have a strong sense of loyalty to it.”
“Pupils throughout the school have a positive attitude towards their learning and are keen to succeed.”
ISI report March 2020
“Pupils have good numeracy skills.”
“Linguistics skills of a high standard were evident.”
“Pupils are confident communicators.”
“Pupils embrace opportunities to contribute in lessons.”
“Pupils enjoy participating in the academic and extra-curricular activities.”
Feedback from students:
My confidence really developed at Bales: I think I would have been lost in a big secondary school. Bales is like a family. The support I got from all the staff and teachers was fantastic, and I achieved my dream of studying Medicine at UCL!
Mohammed: Medicine at UCL
I got 3 A* and 7 A in my GCSE examinations, and A*AB at A Level, while studying at Bales. But more than this, I loved the friendly nature of the school and my brilliant subject teachers
Berk: History at Durham
I joined Bales in Year 8, and stayed all the way through to complete my A Levels, before going on to read Anthropology at Manchester. I loved my time at Bales and would highly recommend the school.